At first glance, it may seem as though all wigs are the same. They provide men and women alike with the ability to have hair when they may otherwise be unable to grow it on their own. Whether it's as a result of a medical condition, prescription, or something else, many people suffer from hair loss.
The good news is that there are hair loss solutions.
Synthetic vs. Natural Hair
One of the biggest differences in wigs is what the hair is made from. Many people will donate their hair. Hair for wigs provides a real appearance that mimics what a person would look like as though they were growing their own.
Synthetic wigs use man-made fibers that produce an overall appearance of real hair.
Many people assume that human hair wigs are better. However, it comes down to the quality that goes into making them. There are pros and cons with each.
Human hair wigs offer a significant amount of styling versatility, texture, and longevity. However, it can be difficult to replicate color and they will react to the weather. They can also be more expensive because of being harvested from human hair.
Synthetic wigs are easy to care for, relatively inexpensive, and easy to maintain. There is also a large color selection available. Some economy wigs have an unnatural shine, making it easy to spot them as a wig. The longevity is not as high as human hair wigs and the color cannot be changed because the color will not adhere to the fibers.
The Design of the Wig
The design of the week has to be taken into consideration as well. In many instances, the underside of the wig plays a vital role in helping to stay firmly on the head. No one wants to be outside and risk their wig sliding off or blowing away in the wind.
Some designs have Velcro in place to help fit different sizes of heads. There may also be elastic. It's always a good idea to work with professionals who can show you how to get the right fit so that your wig stays in place. You will likely want to use a wig cap as well as adhesive tape for extra stability to keep it on.
Quality is ultimately what helps to set the different wigs apart. The number of hairs used in the construction of the wig, the level of care used when creating the wig, and even the quality of the fibers used will make a big difference.
Whether you choose a human hair wig or one made of synthetic fibers, what matters is that it looks natural on you. Your natural colorings should be taken into consideration, allowing you to choose a hair color that works for you.
It's important for you to feel comfortable while wearing a wig. Even more importantly, you don't want others to guess that you're wearing a wig.
Confidence is a big part of wearing a wig, which is why consultations should be arranged. This would allow a professional to help you not only choose a wig for you to wear but also help you to get fitted. You can then learn how to style and care for a wig so that it continuously looks its best when you're out and about.
Contact Hair Professionals today to learn about the various wigs that are available. We will help you find a wig that will match your coloring so that it looks as natural as possible. Call to schedule a consultation to learn more about our solutions.